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ASHRAE Standard 224P Public Review

BIM Requirements for Design, Construction, Operation, Contracts The 45-Day working draft review of the proposed BSR/ASHRAE Standard 224P, “Standard for the Application of Building Information Model” will be completed by August 26, 2019. We have been tracking the progress of this proposed standard over the past year. Standard 224P provides minimum requirements for the application […]

BCxA Market Study – Value of Commissioning

The Building Commissioning Association (BCxA) is proud to announce publication of the “Value of Commissioning Market Survey Report.” BCxA partnered with Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (LBNL) to produce a two-part update to the 2009 study, “Building Commissioning: A Golden Opportunity for Reducing Energy Costs and Greenhouse-Gas Emissions.” A goal of this partnership was to produce […]

ASHRAE Summer Meeting: Standards & Guidelines

By Bruce A. Pitts, BCxA President Emeritus At the ASHRAE Summer Meeting in Kansas City, Missouri last month, a lot of work was done by the SSPC 300 (ASHRAE Standing Standard Project Committee 300: Commissioning oversight committee, plus subcommittees) to modify existing Guidelines, prepare them for publication, and start new Standards and Guidelines. For example, […]

BIM Software: Best Ratings in 2019

Most of you are likely familiar with the term Building Information Modeling (BIM), if not the use of it in your projects. BIM is, like commissioning, a process. Whereas all BIM processes are based on software that acquires data, the Cx process is based on training, experience and perception that touches documentation, people, and equipment. […]

National Conference on Building and Facility Operations (NCBFO)

National Conference on Building and Facility Operations (NCBFO) September 18th & 19th, 2019 – Intercontinental Hotel, Montreal, QC Organized by Eastern Canada Chapter of Building Commissioning Association Building Commissioning Association (BCxA) is an international non-profit organization that serves as the recognized authority and resource on commissioning.  Our mission is to guide the building commissioning industry by […]